Student Performance

COMLEX-USA. The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) administers the Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) board examinations that consist of Levels 1, 2 CE, 2 PE and 3. The purpose of the COMLEX-USA board examination series is to assess the osteopathic medical knowledge and clinical skills required for osteopathic generalist physicians to practice medicine without supervision.

KYCOM requires that its medical students take and pass the COMLEX Levels 1, 2 CE and 2 PE board examinations as part of their graduation requirements. Following graduation and as part of residency training, KYCOM graduates also must pass the COMLEX-USA Level 3 examination. First-time pass rates on COMLEX examinations for KYCOM students and graduates are as follows.

KYCOM COMLEX First-Time Pass Rates:

2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018
COMLEX Level 181.0%81.5%86.0%97.6%
COMLEX Level 2-CE84.0%77.7%87.2%89.3%
COMLEX Level 2-PE86.7%82.6%92.1%85.0%
COMLEX Level 393.3%96.2%90.5%97.8%

Residency Placements. All graduates of the KYCOM Classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have obtained residency placements in graduate medical education programs offered by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Accreditation Council for Graduate Education Education (ACGME) or by the military. Information on placements by specialty, state, and institution can be found here.